Chief Walter Blaze is always on duty and ready with his protective hard hat and reflective coat to save the day! Use one hand to manipulate the puppet's mouth and facial expressions while gesturing with the removable wooden rod with the other. Detachable rod is suitable for lefties or righties. Puppet play inspires countless creative stories and amazing imaginary adventures. It's terrific for self-confidence, and also an invaluable booster for motor skills, hand-eye coordination, communication skills, parent-child bonding and so much more! A removable hand rod attaches to either hand of the puppet, making it simple for both left-handed and right-handed puppeteers to practice and develop their storytelling skills. This versatile classic puppet is appropriate for puppeteers of varying skill levels and helps develop narrative and creative thinking. The Melissa and Doug Firefighter Puppet makes a great firefighter gift for kids ages 3 and up. Adding the Melissa and Doug Deluxe Puppet Theater is an ideal accompaniment for screen-free play and entertainment. For more than 30 years, Melissa and Doug has created beautifully-designed imagination- and creativity-sparking products that NBC News called “the gold standard in early childhood play.” We design every toy to the highest-quality standards, and to nurture minds and hearts. If your child is not inspired, give us a call and we'll make it right. Our phone number is on every product! Gender: unisex.